Were You Hurt In A Car Accident In Providence?
You need an accomplished auto accident attorney
Most of us get behind the wheel every day to go to work, school or wherever else we need to be. When such an everyday part of life leads to a serious accident, it can be difficult to know what to do next. You not only have to recover from your injuries, but also deal with the effects the accident has had on your life, from repairing or replacing your vehicle to finding ways to take care of your responsibilities while you get better. That’s where a Providence car accident lawyer can help.
The crash itself may have been over in an instant, but the consequences can last weeks, months or years. You may be out of work for a long time. You may be unable to care for loved ones. And the financial cost of an accident can be massive. Medical bills. Lost wages. Property damage. It all adds up, and the insurance company may not be willing to cover the full cost.
You need to talk to an accomplished car accident attorney with extensive experience handling these cases. You need Mark Morse.
How did your accident happen?
- Head-On Collision
- Multi-Vehicle Collision
- T-Bone/Intersection Accident
- Rear-End Accident
Why did the accident happen?
- Drunk Driver
- Defective Vehicle
- Texting/Distracted Driver
- Asleep At The Wheel
- Weather-Related Crash
After an accident, you’re not looking for money. You’re a person in need of help to get better. We understand that. That’s why Attorney Morse will take the time to talk to you about your case and your individual needs. Your consultation won’t be with a junior associate or paralegal. From the beginning, you’ll have an accomplished attorney and leader in the legal field in Rhode Island personally working on your case. Visit our car accident FAQ to learn more about how we handle these claims.
Frequently asked questions about Providence car accidents
If you’ve been seriously injured in a car accident, you probably have a lot of questions. You may feel overwhelmed and not know what to do next or where to begin. Over the past 35 years, we’ve been there with thousands of people who were asking the same questions. Attorney Mark Morse can answer some of your questions but remember – these questions and answers are intended for general informational purposes. For specific legal advice on your individual case, we strongly recommend that you contact the Law Office of Mark B. Morse, LLC as soon as you can. Call (401) 831-0555.
What should I do after a car accident?
Leaving the scene of an accident is a serious crime in Rhode Island. Call 911 and, if you’re trained to, provide first aid if anyone needs medical attention. Your top priority is to make sure everyone at the crash scene is safe.
- Exchange contact and insurance information with the other driver or drivers. You’ll also need to get the name and badge number of the police officer who arrives on scene. Get the contact information of anybody who may have seen your car accident happen. Keep conversations with anybody at the crash scene short and focused on the facts. Don’t say anything that could be construed as admitting fault.
- Record the accident scene with your smartphone. Tire marks, property damage and any visible injuries are crucial pieces of evidence.
- See a doctor, even if you don’t think you’re hurt. This is the best option for your health. Documentation of this visit will help your lawyer prepare your case to get you compensation.
- Promptly contact your insurance company to report the accident but keep your comments brief. Even your own insurance company may use anything you tell them against you, especially if you admit fault. Remember, they want to pay you as little as possible for your car accident.
- Call a Providence personal injury lawyer in a timely manner. Getting an experienced attorney on your side right away will lead to the best possible outcome for your claim.
What is the insurance claims process for Providence car accidents?
You need to promptly notify your car insurance company, or they’ll probably deny your car accident claim. You don’t need to answer their questions, though, and you certainly don’t ever need to talk to the insurance company representing the other driver. Instead, contact a Providence personal injury attorney who will contact the insurance company and tell them to direct all further questions to your lawyer.
Should I see a doctor after a car accident?
Yes. Many car accidents cause internal damage or traumatic brain injuries, which can have delayed-onset symptoms. The best thing you can do for your health is to see a medical professional immediately to make sure you aren’t seriously injured. If you wait to see a doctor, the insurance company could use that to question your injuries and deny compensation. Make sure you follow your doctor’s orders and document your doctor appointments. This documentation will become important evidence if you later need to file an insurance claim or lawsuit.
How much is my car accident claim worth?
That depends on the specific facts of your case, but generally speaking, you may be entitled to financial compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Replacement services
- Pain and suffering
- Lost future earnings if you are permanently unable to work
We’ll handle the insurance company so you can focus on your recovery
To the insurance company, though, you may just be an opportunity to save money. They’ll look for every opportunity they can get to reduce or deny your claim, whether that means blaming you for the crash, downplaying the extent of your injuries or claiming you had a pre-existing condition. They may make a low-ball offer to settle your claim before the full cost of the accident becomes known, or they may unreasonably stall and delay while claiming they’re on your side.
Attorney Morse has over three decades’ experience cutting through that confusion and getting injured people the compensation they need. Our legal team will analyze your Rhode Island car accident report and other critical evidence for your claim. The insurance companies know Mark, and they know how dedicated he is to getting full compensation for every client. Often, they will offer generous settlements to avoid going to trial. And if they won’t back down, you will have a board-certified specialist in civil trial law on your side.
The experience to represent people hurt in all types of accidents
In addition to injured motorists, Mark Morse represents injured passengers as well as people hurt in bicycle accidents. We’ve obtained sizable recoveries for injured pedestrians as well. And if you lost a loved one in a fatal car accident, we can file a wrongful death claim on behalf of your family.
We understand that in the wake of a car accident, you may be feeling overwhelmed and even hopeless. We can help. Contact us right away to schedule your consultation with Attorney Mark Morse. Call (401) 831-0555 to get an experienced car accident attorney on your side.
Head-on collisions are some of the most devastating accidents we see because of the sheer force involved. If two vehicles going 40 miles per hour collide head-on, the amount of force is comparable to one vehicle hitting a wall at 80 miles per hour. That’s why head-on collisions are so often fatal, and survivors may be paralyzed or suffer serious injuries such as traumatic brain injuries.
Determining liability in these cases may seem easy, since the vehicle that was going the wrong way is almost always at fault. But these accidents can be surprisingly complicated. Eyewitnesses may give conflicting accounts. An insurance company may find ways to reduce or deny your claim. That’s why, if you’ve been hurt or lost a loved one in a head-on collision, you need to contact the Law Office of Mark B. Morse, LLC today.
Sideswipe accidents are common on many of the highways in the Providence area, and because they often happen at high speeds, they can be very dangerous. The side of your vehicle provides relatively little protection compared to the front or rear, and even a glancing impact can lead to serious injuries, to say nothing of the property damage to your vehicle.
Motorists have a responsibility to check their blind spots and be attentive when changing lanes. If you were sideswiped due to another driver’s negligence, you have the legal right to hold that driver accountable. Our team will investigate the accident scene, examining evidence such as skid marks. We will gather eyewitness accounts. Our goal is to prove that your injuries were caused by another motorist. Contact our law firm today to schedule a case evaluation.
Accidents involving multiple vehicles can be devastating, with multiple injuries and massive property damage. You may have been involved in a multi-vehicle pileup on the highway or involved in an accident caused by a large truck that jackknifed or rolled over.
When multiple vehicles are involved in an accident, multiple insurance companies get involved, as well. Determining fault can be challenging, and holding those insurance companies accountable is even more difficult. Attorney Mark B. Morse has been helping injured motorists for over 35 years, and he knows how to handle such complex cases. If you were hurt in a multi-vehicle accident, give us a call today.
When a car runs a red light or fails to yield to an oncoming car, devastating side-impact collisions can follow. Because the broadside of your car is quite thin compared to the front and back, the injuries sustained in an intersection accident are often severe or fatal. And because the flow of traffic at many intersections is so complex, determining fault can be surprisingly difficult.
You need an accomplished attorney to cut through that confusion and get full compensation for your accident. Mark B. Morse has been helping people injured in intersection accidents for decades, and that experience makes a difference. He’ll negotiate with the insurance on your behalf while you focus on getting better, and his whole team will work to get you a timely and positive outcome.
Accidents involving rollover can be devastating because the roof of a vehicle is not meant to support its weight. When the roof collapses, serious and fatal injuries may follow. You or a loved one may have sustained a traumatic brain injury or another serious injury as a result of a rollover.
Depending on the circumstances, you may have a claim against the manufacturer of the vehicle you were in as well as another motorist who caused the accident. Often, rollovers are a result of a design flaw in the vehicle that leads to severe injuries. Attorney Mark B. Morse has the experienced and dedication needed to stand up to manufacturers and auto insurance companies alike.
Rear-end collisions are some of the most common on our roads, and they can happen anywhere. Often, distracted driving is to blame. Or you may have been rear-ended by someone who fell asleep at the wheel or was following too closely when you needed to stop.
Fault is usually clear in a rear-end accident, but that doesn’t mean your case will be easy. If your accident happened at a low speed, the insurance company may argue that you couldn’t have possibly been injured. We know the truth. We know that serious injuries such as traumatic brain injuries can happen at any speed. Contact the Law Office of Mark B. Morse, LLC today to move your case forward.
Every motorist knows the dangers of drinking and driving, but many drivers in Rhode Island ignore the law and put others at risk. In addition to drinking, recreational or prescription drugs can also increase the risk of an accident. And because drunk drivers often cause head-on collisions, they’re involved in many serious and fatal accidents.
The police may have arrested the person who hit you for DUI, but that doesn’t mean your case will move forward without issue. Their job is to enforce the law, not to get compensation for victims. That’s why you need to get an accomplished attorney on your side as soon as possible. In addition to compensation for your injuries, we may be able to sue for punitive damages – additional funds intended to punish the drunk driver for his or her reckless actions.
Speed limits exist for a reason. While we understand that some motorists are anxious to get to their destinations faster, that doesn’t excuse driving at an unsafe speed. Speeding not only increases the risk of an accident by giving the driver less time to react, but also increases the amount of damage done in a collision because of the sheer force involved.
Don’t assume that you’ll be able to recover for your high-speed accident just because the other driver was ticketed for speeding. The police don’t work for you. We do. We’ll analyze the accident report, eyewitness accounts and any other evidence to prove that the driver who hit you was negligent, and we’ll negotiate with the insurance company to make sure you can get full compensation.
Auto manufacturers are required to make sure their cars are “crashworthy” – that is, that they meet certain safety standards in the event of a collision. Unfortunately, some manufacturers don’t take care to meet those standards. Some defects, such as issues with steering or brakes, make collisions more likely. Others, like defective seat belts and airbags, lead to more serious injuries in the event of a collision.
Standing up to negligent auto manufacturers isn’t easy. You need an accomplished attorney on your side. You need Mark B. Morse. Depending on the circumstances, there may be multiple parties liable for your injuries. We’ll cut through the confusion, thoroughly investigate your accident and find a way to get you full compensation.
In recent years, texting while driving has become a leading cause of accidents, but it’s not the only type of distracted driving. Distracted drivers also cause accidents while adjusting the radio, talking to passengers, eating or grooming behind the wheel. Regardless of the specific circumstances, distracted drivers often cause rear-end accidents, and they can even cause head-on collisions when they take their eyes off the road and drift into the oncoming lane.
Proving that the driver who hit you was distracted requires some investigative work. Our legal team will review cell phone records and interview eyewitnesses to find that crucial evidence. We’re dedicated to holding distracted drivers accountable, and more importantly, we’ll work to make you whole again after your accident.
Asleep At The Wheel
It’s understandable that many motorists are exhausted after long days at work or in class – but that doesn’t excuse falling asleep at the wheel. Every fatigued driver has the option of pulling off on a side street to rest or stopping for an energy drink. When motorists choose to keep going, they put others at risk, and they often cause devastating head-on collisions.
We’ve handled many cases involving drivers who fell asleep at the wheel, and we know how to find evidence that holds those drivers accountable. For instance, the driver may not have hit the brakes before impact, which means there will be no skid marks. He or she also likely won’t remember the accident. We’ll thoroughly investigate to find that evidence and work to get full compensation for your injuries.
Living in New England means dealing with winter snowstorms and some heavy rain in the summer. In adverse weather, collisions become significantly more likely. Drivers may have trouble steering or stopping, and it may be more difficult to see and avoid obstacles – or other vehicles. That’s why weather-related accidents are so common in and around Providence at certain times of the year.
You can’t take legal action against Mother Nature if you’ve been hurt in a weather-related accident, but you can hold the other driver accountable for failing to drive safely in bad weather. Our analysis of the police report may reveal that the motorist who hurt you was driving too fast for the conditions. We’ll look at weather reports, interview witnesses and take other steps as needed to find the evidence that helps you get the compensation you need.